Dr. (Mrs.) Manisha Mehta
Posted by Dr. (Mrs.) Manisha Mehta on 31 January 2018
UNDERSTANDING ENDROMETROSIS: LIFE STYLE MODIFICATION
Endometriosis is one of the most under diagnosed condition among infertile patients. Average delay in diagnosis of endometriosis is surprisingly 11 years (STRATTON 2006) worldwide. It is most common cause of IVF failure and leading cause of ovarian cancer.
Neonatal uterine bleeding soon after birth, Post maturity, RH incompatibility, retrograde menstruation, Faulty dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle(not only in patients but also parents) are some of the risk factors for developing it.
Most of endometriosis patients present to Gastroenterologist with IBS, who generally don’t include it as Differential Diagnosis.IBS is a symptom but endometriosis is a disease. Patients with IBS have 3.5 times more chances of endometriosis.
HOW POOR QUALITY DIET MAY DISTRUPT BODY BIOCHEMISTRY LEADING TO INCREASED INCIDENCE OF ENDROMETRIOSIS…
There has been historical changes in diet over past 3-4 decades .Today’s generation is eating crazy .The diet is high in calorie but nutrient deficient. Liver gets no time to rest. Diet high in saturated fat-increases estrogen thus disturbing the hormonal balance .The probability of developing endometriosis starts from inutero .Nutrients are COENZYMES for fetus. Placenta’s build up material comes from spermatozoa.
Food rich in antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, Pre and Probiotic, Lycopene, vitamin and minerals not only help to alleviate the symptoms of pain but from also have substantial effect on ART outcome .